Am in the person of DANINTENG PETER. I hold a philosophy of transparency, accountability and principle of truth with the intention of helping young generation especially in the nursing profession uphold with the principles of accountability in discharge of their dues as students financial officer across all the nurses and midwives training colleges in the country.
Am a registered mental health nurse product of psychiatric nurses training college Ankaful currently have my rotation at holy family hospital Techiman as part of my training?
Am a strong believe in Christianity which have a great impact in me this lead me to start my leadership journey as a Christian leader, I was the organizing secretary for catholic youth organization and the youth secretary from the year 2016 to 2017 at Kintampo Priest Outstation Apesika. I took up this leadership position together at a time the catholic youth organization and the youth was very dormant through my hard work and lobbing skill the church leadership help us to raise funds to revive both union within our church before my admission to continues my education at nursing training college. I was once again given the opportunity to serve humanity as the organizing secretary and prayer secretary for International Movement Of Catholic Students Pax Romana, us an organizing secretary in school I was able with the board I serve introduce the pax week of which a whole week is use to welcome all catholic fresher’s in school and educate them on their Christian, academic and social life whiles they are in school.
My love to give back to society as a young trainee nurse lead me to join a Christian organization called kingdom project ministry which headquarters’ is in Nigeria but with branches in Ghana I was appointed as organizer for their medical team at Kintampo branch, of which we undertake health screening for a selected village on 25th December every year as organizer we have successfully organize this health screening twice of which we are currently planning this year’s edition.
I present myself for this year’s financial secretary of the year as someone whose training is in health of which yes it will be believe that health does not relate to finance or accounting but my impact us the national financial secretary for Ghana Nurse And Midwife Trainees Association have motivate me even though am not a student with financial or accounting study background.
I was motivated to be a student leader at the time in college it was known to me the challenges students leadership in my school and nurses and midwives colleges across the country face in terms of funds to run their term in office as student leader, all because ninety(9 percent of nurses and midwives colleges in Ghana students do not have their independent account of which all the SRC funds is been put into the main school account which accessibility becomes problem between the students leadership and school management.
I then develop the interest to contest as the national financial secretary for Ghana Nurses and Midwife Trainees Association to achieve financial independent for nurses and midwives colleges in Ghana. When I was given the mandate to serve as the financial secretary I was able to achieve the following below;
1. I was able to secure a letter from ministry of health to allow all SRC/GNMTA local to operate their own account which have given them financial independent.
2.I seek the support of my board and I was able to establish the financial team page which brings all financial secretary and treasurers on board us health students in financial management to provide basic financial education to them. (How to write sponsorship letters, budget, memo, record keeping and many more.
3. As the national financial secretary for GNMTA am able to increase the number of institution that paid their annual dues from 34 institutions out 75 I took over from our predecessors in their time in office to 50 institutions out of the 75 institutions in my time in office under our association of which am trying my best for the rest of them to make payment as such before I leave office.
4. I was able to secure funds for the production of our association cloth of which the association could not produce for the past three years.
5. With the help of my board I was able to secure financial items to help my work (official stamp, receipt book, payment voucher and other items)
6. I was able to manage our limited fund to secure fund for our central committee meeting held in Accra of which for the past three years the association were not able to organize because of inadequate funds.
7.Proper record keeping have been ensured for the first time in our association I have been able to render account anytime am called.
This and many more I have achieve as the national financial secretary For Ghana Nurse and Midwife Trainees Association (GNMTA).
Also am working on a financial seminar which is to take place on the 30th of October 2021 for all newly zonal and local leadership of the association which will have speakers with finance background to impact on them to help them in their financial management us student leaders.
In all Daninteng Peter have been a student advocate and in addition the chairman for the constitutional review committee of GNMTA to review our association constitution.
As an advocate for people with mental illness and to increase the public awareness on mental health as my life time humanitarian project am currently working hard to register my foundation establish for such purpose called PPB For Mental Health.